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Customer referred by insurance company. Insurance agreement and payment was for the replacement and installation of vinyl flooring. Customer requested installation of tile instead of Vinyl (and she supplied the tile). Customer wants a detailed itemization of change order, and a reconciliation of figures from original insurance estimate/payment. How detailed must the change order be? Do I need to breakdown materials, labor, etc., like I did for the insurance company? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 30, 2019
CaliforniaChange Orders
We are in contract with the insurance company and if this sub liens on the property, we lose our contract. The total contract amount was $20,000.00 so $6,400. 00 seems quite a bit of extra work with zero explanation. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 30, 2019
ColoradoChange OrdersMechanics Lien
Remote Contractor: Notice of Non-Payment: The amount owed as of the date of the notice: It should also include: Change Orders (Not yet approved by RC, because RC does not want to pay them)?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 9, 2019
TennesseeChange OrdersMonthly NoticeNotice of Intent to Lien
One of our projects just had an increase of change orders for around $200K which was obviously not in the original contract amount when the prelien was originally filed. If we are creating Change Orders for the project is there a way to add this cost into the original lien amount?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 20, 2019
CaliforniaChange OrdersMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Have a customer that requires us to do work off an original PO but drags their feet on issuing a change order for overruns on original PO. Then will not allow us to invoice the change order amount until the PO is issued. It's a catch-22 circle. We would like to issue an official invoice with demand to force them to issue the PO and get the payment terms in play. In Texas & Arkansas....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 14, 2019
TexasChange OrdersSlow Payment
I contracted to install stone veneer according to a sample panel. The Rabbi insisted that I adjust the style. This adjustment cost me substantially more in labor expense than my original bid. I have asked for payment and am being refused. I have invested personal funds to continue the project but have no more money to pay my workers. I have stopped work on the job and am facing possible legal action from the general contractor. There was never a work order presented by myself or the general contractor. There are no clauses in the original contract that deal with "Change Orders". How should I proceed ? Continue to work and invest without guarantee of payment ? Stop work and risk litigation ?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 6, 2019
ArizonaChange OrdersRecovery Options
I have a subcontractor who bid an amount to work on a residential renovation. After beginning work, 6 weeks later, he stated that he underbid the job, and "revised" his initial bid to 2.5x the amount in a text message. I requested a meet to discuss this matter, but he did not meet with me until after the original agreed amount was paid in full, and over 90 days after saying he under bid. I never agreed to his revised bid, but was willing to discuss it. Furthermore, he is now requesting payment for items he states were "extra," but at no time during work indicated the items were extra, presented a price for those items, received approval or billed or provided any change orders. He is now demanding payment and threatening a mechanics lein for these extras. I am an honest person, and feel I am being taken advantage of. Does he have a case?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 28, 2019
New JerseyChange OrdersConstruction ContractMechanics LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
I hired a contractor to do work on a renovation. We agreed upon a price and I made all payments in full accordingly. 6 weeks after starting the job, he claims he underbid the job. After making final agreed upon payment, he handed me a bill for "extras" that is 2x the amount of the original agreed upon price. At no time during the job did he ever indicate which work performed was extra and how much the extras were going to cost, or receive approval to proceed. He is now threatening a mechanics lien. Is his lein valid?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 28, 2019
New JerseyChange OrdersConstruction ContractMechanics LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
I am a GC. Entered into initial contract with homeowner. Scope of work expanded. Entered into 4 additional contracts. Satisfied those 4 and performed additional work at his request. Homeowner is refusing to pay....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 17, 2019
North CarolinaChange OrdersConstruction ContractMechanics LienRight to Lien
A horrible older friend of mine was told verbally by a contractor in the state of Michigan a project would be two to $3000. He has collected over $21,000 with nothing in writing. Just request for cash payment....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 3, 2019
MichiganChange OrdersConstruction Contract
We are a small electrical contractor on a large commercial job. It looks like there will be several Change Orders going forward. I don't have much experience with Change orders....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 7, 2019
MassachusettsChange OrdersSchedule of Values
We didn't prelim a project until we needed an addendum for a PARTICULAR phase. Does that still cover the left over amount on the original contract and the other original phases. What about addendum's for other phases or additional work in that same project? Or does it only cover that particular addendum for that particular phase going forward? i.e: Contract 645 has 3 phases. An addendum is signed for phase 1 of contract 645. The organization has just adapted the Levelset program, and sends out a preliminary notice for that addendum. Down the line, On that same contract 645, Phase 2 is approved for an addendum as well. Soon Invoices are being sent for both Phase 1 and 2 addendum's, as well as the original contract for Phase 3. If we are simply talking about the invoices sent after the preliminary notice was put in place, Which invoices under this scenario is covered under tat notice? ...Read More
Anonymous Architect / Engineer
4 answersAdd commentAug 19, 2019
CaliforniaChange Orders
Hi I hired a general contractor to redo my bathroom, and do a walk in shower. I requested a signed contract but he ignored my request, but furnished me with a detailed estimate. The floor of the tiled shower was not pitched right, neither was the shower threshold, and water was pooling. He redid it once and still not right. I hired a professional tiler to redo/repair it and it cost $1500. We discovered he had tiled over tile the second time! I also had the tiler replace the threshold at the bathroom entrance which was crooked which cost $290. He had also walked off the job with the doorway unpainted and back splash to vanity not installed. He only deducted $1000 off of the bill for shower repair. He added costs to the bill unexpected like $100 for installing the toilet holder and mirror. $50 for "adjusting window" that wasn't on the estimate. He had told me he would take $500 off the bill in May for the fact we had 110V for washing machine (a European all in one) and he had priced for 220V. He didn't in the final invoice. He charged us $100 to vacuum up the debris that fell on my downstairs kitchen ceiling (that has a removable panel in case of plumbing issues) when he has "cleanup" as a part of his estimate. Now he is saying unless he gets the full amount he invoiced me for, he will place a contractor's lien on Monday. I have just been approved for financing for a line of credit but haven't closed yet. I am worried this will mess that up. I planned on sending him a detailed certified letter and paying him the balance after deducting the cost of the tiler, and maint man to finish painting and install the back splash. I have been told I have the Right of Recoupement. Can he still file a lien without a signed contract? I want to deduct the larger amount for the shower repair, plus the other things I mentioned, but don't want a lien on my hose. He will NOT negotiate at all. What can I do? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 21, 2019
MassachusettsChange OrdersPayment Disputes
My name is Shawn, the project manager in Rega Development, a licensed GC in Los Angeles County. We signed a contract with the homeowner for a house remodeling project in San Gabriel City. The payment plan was divided into 6 phases, where 6 payments are expected after certain job is done. The trigger for the 6th phase payment (20% of the project total charge) is "passing the final inspection", where there's no job will be delivered from our end. And this is where we are standing at now. The owner has upgraded a lot of material during the construction process and we have recorded all those into our "Change Order" invoice at last. Also, the owner has privately dealt other jobs with one of our subcontractors where Rega Development is not involved at all, as the owner rejected our proposal. And these private deals screwed the final payment we were expecting. The private deals didn't turn to deliver satisfying results to the owner, and the owner blamed all those on us and used those against us. We scheduled the final inspection two weeks ago and it didn't pass because of two issues: water leaking under the kitchen sink and bedroom door not assembled (The owner removed it as it's not good for Feng Shui). And the minute we got this feedback from the inspector, we started contacting the owner by all means to get those fixed, but not responded at all. Three days later, the owner texted us saying she's very unhappy with our job and not going to pay what's owned in full, bargaining the payment with much off. Then the owner orally authorized another owner, who is not in the contract with us, to deal with us after, as the owner will be out of the country for 2 months. The 2nd owner met us twice, 1st was in the property under the contract, and we agreed to fix all problems that they'are not happy with. However, the 2nd owner called another meeting yesterday, brought 4 people we don't know along, saying they will not continue the contract with us, and they will find another contractor to repair and finish the case, at our company's cost. We have stated that we will go back and fix everything they don't like without additional charge, honoring our builder warranty from the very beginning til now. Now we're stuck in the middle that the owner don't allow us to access the unit and finish/repair the issues, and trying to pay much less than they are supposed to pay. We are about to file a lien on this property while seeking some legal advise from you as well. Please contact Jennifer or Shawn at 626-331-1869 or sales@real777.com if you have any comments, questions or advise. Thank you so much and we're looking forward to hearing from you soon!...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 22, 2019
CaliforniaChange OrdersMechanics LienRight to Lien
Hello We signed a construction contract with a builder where we make payments on a turnkey project. The payments are now more than 50% of the contract sum but the actual work is about 30% done. Since we would like to exit the contract on the basis that the builder had done little on our premisses but keep on demanding advance payments. The builder decided to send us unreasonable additional costs. How to deal reasonable negotiate with him and how to get back our balance? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 30, 2019
WashingtonChange OrdersConstruction Contract